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adamviper
12-04-2002, 07:21 AM
as i was watching the news last night i saw that Mich university
wants to get rid of afermative action
Agree or Disagree.

bob20
12-04-2002, 07:26 AM
I disagree with affermative action. I don't think that it's fair for someone to be admitted to a university because of race and not academics. Individual admission should me based on merits.

mithrandir
12-04-2002, 07:51 AM
That's terrible to think that such things still go on. I agree that it should be ended.

deathstryke
12-04-2002, 08:38 AM
It doesn't seem right to stop discriminating against one race and start discriminating against another.

ammar
12-04-2002, 08:41 AM
Ofcourse people should not be admitted according to their race, especially in universities, because it's a place for knowledge, and sciences.

webturtle0
12-04-2002, 08:49 AM
race over acedemics.......something seems wrong.

Shadow12345
12-04-2002, 09:14 AM
do u mean affirmative action? What exactly is going on in this situation? I would like to know

deathstryke
12-04-2002, 09:16 AM
Watch MSNBC sometime, they're having a field day with it.

adamviper
12-04-2002, 10:16 AM
sorry shadow i forgot the second f.

sentienttoaster
12-04-2002, 10:45 AM
isn't affermaive action just rasicm against white people?

deathstryke
12-04-2002, 10:50 AM
That's what I think about it, sentienttoaster.

btw, how did a toaster achieve sentience:confused:

sentienttoaster
12-04-2002, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by deathstryke
That's what I think about it, sentienttoaster.

btw, how did a toaster achieve sentience:confused:

I was programmed with JAVA in cooperation with prolog... LOL

deathstryke
12-04-2002, 10:57 AM
Must be like my being a rogue ti83 program that learned to roam the 'net...:cool:

adamviper
12-04-2002, 01:10 PM
why can't we let ppl in college by intel no tby skin color.

kermi3
12-04-2002, 02:18 PM
Stop the one liners please. (yes i recognize the irony.)

dP munky
12-04-2002, 02:26 PM
i dont understand how minorities will complain about not getting FAIR treatment, but then blame everything on race. Affirmative action was a great idea back in the 50's and 60's when it was hard for minorities to get into colleges. But now its just dumb, ya know, were to the point where your academic performance should be the only basis for acceptance into a school. Im not trying to start a race war or anything, God knows societys got enough problems, but there are all kinds of support out there for people who want to go to school that have other ethnic backgrounds.

if i offended anyone im sorry, that was not my intention

kermi3
12-04-2002, 03:34 PM
The arguement for affirmative action here is that even if the admissions proccess is totally race blind inhertenly more white upper class will get into college. This is simply because they can afford private schools or generally live in neighborhoods with better schools. Therefore they get the degrees, stay at the top of the socioeconomic ladder and the cycle repeats.

dP munky
12-04-2002, 03:45 PM
:( unfortunately kermi, you make a good point. Although like i said there is a lot of financial aid out there for people of minorites. But like you said some poeple just dont get a fair shot